An Unforgotten Dream

I remember a vivid dream. I dreamt it many years ago. I was walking through a lush garden. In the dim light the trees and shrubs seemed to glow a vivid green. Running through the garden was a small stream that ended in a glittering pond. In that pond were koi of different colours. I […]

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When The Wall Came Down

9 November 1989. If I could time travel, I would go back to that date. I would head to Berlin and watch the wall come down. I was alive when it happened. I was 13 years old. We were living in Hobart. I had started my first year of high school. Our family restaurant was […]

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A Place To Call Home

Home. It’s more than a place to shelter and sleep. It is a place where we are accepted for who we are and can feel like we belong. I think we all need one. I think it’s part of our human condition to long for one. So imagine if you were one day forced to […]

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One fine ordinary day

Ordinary. My ideal day looks like any other ordinary day. Preferably a Saturday. Back in Australia it started with a sunrise walk by the beach with friends. They did it for exercise. I really did it for the amazing light, their company and the açai bowl waiting for me at the end. We talk and […]

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Emoji(s)

Love them to bits. They can express things quickly in ways words can’t. 😁 is my favourite. But there is also 🥰 and 🥳 and 👍. And let’s not forget these 🙌 and 👏. We used to have quite a capable foreign minister back in Australia with a flair for emoji use. Although it did […]

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Zigzag

I’m still slowly going through the old Daily Post Photo Challenges. I’m now up to 1 August, 2014. The challenge was to show our interpretation of zigging and zagging. Here it is. A snippet of street art found in London. It was celebrating the NHS.

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Fantastic time at the West End

One day to a new beginning. Will you raise the flag of freedom high? The old songs have been going around in my head since we returned from watching Les Misérables on New Years Day. I’ve loved this musical since it came out in 1985. I must have been around nine or ten years old. […]

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Inspiration

Courage. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a big show. Sometimes it’s in the small decisions we make every day either to stand up for an ideal or to act with integrity. Courageous people inspire me. They’d rather do what’s right than what’s easy. And sometimes that’s enough. The winged figure on top isn’t Eros. […]

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Imagination. My favourite toy.

I didn’t have a favourite toy when I was a child. I destroyed most of my dolls. Cut their hair. Ripped their clothes. Then quickly lost interest. I did however had two imaginary friends. Chichi-monchi and a tiger. They would spend the days keeping me company as grown ups did boring stuff, like the grocery […]

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Melbourne Road Trips

I’m not a fan of road trips. Before the time of GPS, they were fraught with stress and tension as we tried to navigate where we were going. Then there is the boredom as the wide expanse of the Australian countryside pass us by. We’d listen to music, eat some snacks and sweets as we […]

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